10 After-Dark Vacations

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Night Safari, The Bushcamp Company, Zambia

Day temperatures can easily top 100 degrees in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park, one of the most stunning yet least visited nature reserves in Africa (indeed, you may never see another vehicle when you’re here). The Bushcamp Company’s six outposts are spread around the remote southern tip of the park, each offering accommodations and night safari drives for up to eight guests at a time. When night falls, the park’s many species start roaming the soft grassland along the Luangwa River. Venture out with your guide and you may see lions, leopards, giraffes and elephants, as well as nocturnal creatures such as civets, porcupines, bush babies and honey badgers. Then you’ll head back to the campfire for a barbecue dinner under the stars. All-inclusive rates start at $460 per person; Mfuwe Lodge, South Luangwa National Park; 260-0/9787-70055 or 260-0/2162-46041; bushcampcompany.com.